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Why Students Need Reading Week


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For most of you, Reading Week means time away from the books, contrary to its name. It was created to give students a chance to study for upcoming finals or to catch up on assignments. But it’s evolved into a period where you can use the time for whatever you feel necessary - for both mental and physical well-being. From studying to vacationing with the family, there are many ways to use Reading Week wisely for success the rest of the semester.


Relax and rejuvenate

Whether you decide to relax for one day or the whole break, it’s essential that you let your body rest. Studies show that students' mental health is declining, which is why taking time to connect with your mind and body is crucial. How is your mind feeling on a scale from 1 to 10? What about your body? School can be distracting, so it’s important to check in with yourself and use Reading Week to rejuvenate. Yoga, meditation, a relaxing bath, and going for a run are some easy ways to get some well-deserved R & R.


Hang out with family

Connecting with family and friends during Reading Week is fantastic for resetting your brain. Family and friends can provide support, advice, encouragement, or simply be someone to vent to. Positive family relationships can be a huge factor in academic success, so spending time with them during Reading Week is beneficial. Grounding yourself amongst your loved ones will give you the fresh mentality you need returning to school.


Travel and explore

A popular way for students to spend Reading Week is by travelling! Exploring nature, visiting relatives, adventuring with a significant other – there are lots of trip options to sneak into a week. And we’d love to be part of your travel experience. Our daily departures in both Alberta and BC will connect you to many communities at an affordable price. And with our Safely Home commitment, your parents will have piece of mind while you explore during Reading Break.


Study or read ahead

Yes, Reading Week can be used for reading, too! If you feel like your mental and physical health is on point, dive into the books. This will help your confidence returning to school, and hopefully ease some of the exam stress. This could also be used as an opportunity to analyze areas of improvement, so when you return to school next week you know what to focus on. For some students, Reading Week is essential for success the rest of the semester because they have time to focus on what they personally need instead of being overwhelmed with new information.


It’s clear that Reading Week is an essential break that students need to continue the rest of the semester. We hope you’re enjoying your Reading Week and using the time wisely for your mental and physical health. Do you need a ride back to school? Book your trip with Ebus online and automatically receive 5% off your fare!



Why Students Need Reading Week